Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3071: Sports Law for Non-Lawyers

This module descriptor refers to the 2011/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Indicative Weekly Schedule

Weeks 1 – Brief introduction to module (AB) + Regulatory aspects of Sport (Julian Summerhayes)
Week 2 - Introduction to Sports Law Study Skills (including how to reference and read cases and a statutes) (AB)
Week 3 - Criminal liability in sport (e.g. can a rugby tackle amount to an offence of grevious bodily harm; match fixing and corruption) (Jenny McEwan)
Week 4 - Trademarks Law and Sport (patenting colours, insignia etc) (James Griffin)
Week 5 Negligence, legal liability and sport (Anne Barlow)
Week 6 - European Law's influence on sport - the Bosman ruling onwards (Rachel Robinson)
Week 7 - Family and Child Law and sport (issues around law and ethics in coaching under 18s. (Liz Trinder)
Week 8 - Discrimination, gender and sport. (Anne Barlow)
Weeks 9 and 10 - Essay plan feedback and supervision sessions.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities15020 hours contact plus 130 hours independent study. The module will be taught through 7 interactive 2 hour seminars comprising in general an hour of lecturing followed by an hour of general discussion, often with treatment of the legal issues arising in certain situations. Feedback will be given on formative assessments. Each student will also attend 1 – 2 small group 1 hour sessions organised by essay topic.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).